UBC Okanagan celebrates World Water Day with four days of events, March 24-27

UBC Okanagan commemorates World Water Day with four days of events from March 24 to 27. Started by the United Nations in 1992, World Water Day is recognized and celebrated internationally on March 22 as a day of action to promote the importance of water as a resource and a basic human right. “Nothing is […]

It's freezing outside but Stefan Bigsby, a member of the UBC Okanagan Heat varsity golf team, can keep training indoors using a golf simulator at iQuest in Kelowna.

UBC Okanagan in pursuit of the best golf program in Canada

“One of our goals was to develop our golfers on a year-round basis,” says Johnson. “In support of that vision, iQuest Healthcare and Fitness Centre in Kelowna offered to provide our student golf athletes with a very generous sponsorship program worth nearly $12,000.With the support of local business, UBC Okanagan is putting together one of […]

Many twists and turns in UBC Okanagan spring production

Later this month, the Department of Creative Studies at UBC Okanagan will present Just Looking, a one-of-a-kind performance that plays with ideas of commodification, material culture and the origins of urban myth. Created by Neil Cadger, associate professor with UBC Okanagan’s Performance program, in collaboration with 23 of his students, Just Looking was developed entirely from the […]

Engineering students Scott Ghomeshi and Chris Lambert through the metal frame of the UBCO Motorsports race car they and classmates are building.

UBC Okanagan students build Formula race car for California competition

UBC Okanagan engineering students are raising funds to travel to California in June with a Formula-style race car they have designed and constructed for the Formula SAE® international student design competition. Fourth-year Engineering student Scott Ghomeshi first discovered the competition during a trip to the UBC campus in Vancouver where, as a first-year student, he […]

Renowned Polish Holocaust author Bożena Shallcross speaks at UBC Okanagan

Bożena Shallcross, a renowned author and expert on 20th century Polish literature and visual arts, will present a talk on Holocaust Objects on January 27 at UBC Okanagan. In her talk, Shallcross explores the profound significance behind the millions of objects that bear witness to the Holocaust, and how these objects provide not only symbols and […]

UBC Okanagan features exhibit commemorating fall of Berlin Wall

A touring photo exhibit commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will be on display at UBC Okanagan from January 19 to 23. The exhibit, Icons of A Border Installation: Photographic Search for Traces in Today’s Berlin, was given life in 2006 by students of the University of Paderborn in Germany to […]

From left, Bernard Bauer, Dean of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, presented graduate student Elinor McGrath with the first EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd. Graduate Scholarship in Hydrogeology, along with Scott Schillereff, Principal Consultant of EBA and Tim Murphy, Principal Engineer.

Grad student receives $3,750 scholarship from EBA

UBC Okanagan graduate student Elinor McGrath recently received a $3,750 scholarship – half of a two-year renewable award – from EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd., which has committed $22,500 over three years to establish the award. The EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd. Graduate Scholarship in Hydrogeology aims to support students in the Irving K. Barber School of […]